The Varieties of Religious Experience

The Varieties of Religious Experience

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The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James, Matthew Thomas James

First-rate study of spirituality documents and discusses a variety of religious states of consciousness, covering the meaning of the term "divine," reality of the unseen, religion of healthy-mindedness, sick soul, divided self and process of its unification, conversion, saintliness, and mysticism. Studded with richly concrete examples; a classic of its genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486421643
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 08/14/2002
Series: Dover Value Editions Series
Edition description: UNABRIDGED
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 844,166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Matthew Bradley is Lecturer in English Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford University.

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The Varieties of Religious Experience 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most respect psychologists, William James points out so many of religious attitudes and discusses them in rational terms by his use of psychology, philosophy and even pathology at times. He uses essays from everyone ranging from respected people in the same field as he is in (or sometimes in the religious field) to some of his closest friends. This shows how determined he was to consider ever type of religious belief in order to construct a way to explain all of the wild phenomena that goes on to corrupt people's minds and belief. Anyone who holds on to their religion and considers it very dear to them should read this book to see if it their faith can really stand up to the theories of James.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Varieties of Religious Expreience" is not only the classic book that chronicles the historic lectures given by author William James, but also offers insight into one of the the Spiritual paths that Bill Wilson followed in devising the Spiritual aspect of his classic book "Alcoholics Anonymous". It should prove of great interest to followers of both William James AND Bill Wilson, and those itnerested in a deeper, historic look into various religious practices. This Barnes and Noble edition offers a good introduction and a price tag that isn't hard to believe in!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unreadable file
Susan Prill More than 1 year ago
Many many misscans. Totally unreadable.
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